#1
Hey guys, A little info first, I love guitars with humbuckers and maple fret boards. I play a bunch of different styles of music ( Thats why I'm asking for an opinion) As in blues, rock, metal, and I'm getting into more orchestrated metal. Either way there are quite a few guitars I'm looking at. I'm in the 300-600ish$ range. Which do you think would be the best choice?

Dean Cadillac - 500$
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Dean-1980-Cadillac-Electric-Guitar?sku=511854
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Standard HHS Strat - 434$
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Fender-Standard-HSS-Stratocaster-Electric-Guitar?sku=516039

IMO this is a very beautiful guitar, I am really considering this one.
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Ibanez Artcore - 300$
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ibanez-Artcore-AFS75T-Electric-Guitar?sku=519452

I haven't heard much about these guitars, but I love the body shape.
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Kirk Hammett Signature Guitar - 419$
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/ESP-LTD-KH202-Kirk-Hammett-Signature-Electric-Guitar?sku=516639

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Jackson Dinky - 500$
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Jackson-DXMB-X-Electric-Guitar?sku=512239
#2
for your orchestrated metal id go with the jackson but you might also want to check ibanez s, sa and sz serise guitars
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Last edited by envoykrawkwar7 at Aug 10, 2007,
#4
Artcores are AMAZING guitars for the money. It could actually handle the metal and stuff, but it's far from the best. For blues and rock, it's a good guitar, but make sure to play it a bit first to get a feel for it.
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#5
yeah the artcores deffinatley are great but i find them a luttle bulky

but yeah definetly look into the them theyre cheap and nice

and the dean would suit the blues and rock faily nicely just i dont trust them ive played too many with problems
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#6
IMO, the strat will serve you well and maple is like butter to play on..
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